Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth

Creating an Opening – A Word by James W. Goll

DR. JAMES W. GOLL is the President of God Encounters Ministries, formerly known as Encounters Network, and has founded numerous ministries including Prayer Storm and Women on the Frontlines. For full bio you may visit: Godencounters.com Creating an Opening A Word by James W. Goll Blowing the Roof Off the House Have you ever reached a desperation point in which you said, “I don’t care what it takes, I’ll do whatever is needed to get a breakthrough!” In Mark 2:1-5, four friends were looking for a breakthrough when they brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus. The house was so full that they couldn’t get in. That’s when they reached a desperation point. Rather than giving up and going home, these men had a divine moment of inspiration, “Let’s blow the roof off the house!” So, they literally removed the ceiling and lowered their friend to Jesus. Moments later, their friend received his breakthrough and was...
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Prophetic Politeness – A Word By John Veal

Dr. John Veal Senior Pastor-Prophet of EFCC View Bio faith2endure.com The absence of prophetic politeness in some of today’s so-called prophetic churches is alarming. Prophetic politeness is defined as the proper etiquette in prophetic relationships or encounters. It’s not often discussed in relation to training up prophets and prophetic people, but it’s essential to their proper development. Beyond a lack of common courtesy, I’ve also witnessed this blatant spiritual rudeness on various social media platforms, which is becoming bolder these days. At times, people will come up to me without a ‘hello’ or formal introduction and ask for a prophetic word. This happens to me electronically through emails, texts, and on social media. It is both wrong and in poor taste to say to or inbox a prophet with any salutation beginning with phrases, such as, “Where my word at?” or “You got a word for me?” or “I hear...
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Overcoming Unusual Warfare – A word By John Veal

Dr. John Veal Senior Pastor-Prophet of EFCC View Bio faith2endure.com   The beginning of the year is usually filled with great anticipation, expectation and appreciation. However, this year has been a bit different for me. Many great doors opened, but the spiritual warfare found behind them was not ordinary. When you have a tremendous call of God upon your life, Satan will do everything within his power to keep you from your divine destiny. The Bible lets us know that many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22;14). This is primarily due to many not answering the call because the enemy has tied up the line! What I mean by this is that the closer you are to your mandate or mission, the more intensified the attacks will be. 2019 exemplified this for me and many other believers that I’ve encountered. I believe that like the Disciples, we should...
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Victorious Relationships start with Victorious Mindsets – A word by Dr. Candice Smithyman

Candice Smithyman   View Bio   candicesmithyman.com   Relationships make the world go ‘round. We were created for intimacy with God and each other in a safe place where the glory of God can come and bless those in relationships. Many times, our relationships do not reveal this level of authenticity or joy. This can be seen in marriage many times. One way we can develop ourselves so that we have more deep and intimate relationships is to understand the power of the victorious mind. Jesus had a victorious mindset and He wants us to cultivate this as well.   In 1 Corinthians 15:57(NIV), the Apostle Paul says, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” We have the victory and we must wash ourselves in this truth daily by changing our mind.   One way to keep our minds victorious in relationships is to...
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Don’t Invest Into Worry, Invest Into Praying – A word by Anita Alexander

Anita Alexander View Bio revival-flame.org I heard the Lord say so clearly to me, Anita, try exchanging all the time and energy you waste on worrying with PRAYING. Just try it.   So I challenge you (and myself) in 2020 to REFUSE to give time to worry, and.., instead... as soon as your mind goes there... start praying (praying in the spirit is best as you are praying the will of God and unlocking heavens mysteries and answers for what you're worrying about anyway). Many times I wake through the night and it seems to be the time I get attacked with anxiety and worry. Sometimes I think I’m praying but the reality is 2 hours later I find myself still awake and my mind still sailing along on worry tangents. No resolve or answers found, just wasted time, sleep and emotional energy. I think to myself after sitting wide...
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A Word For the Five-Fold Ministry – A word by Demontae Edmonds

Demontae Edmonds View Bio f4nations.com Dear believers,   God has had me to pray this week for the strengthening of the Body of Christ and elevation of the five-fold ministry gifts. God begin to download prophetic words and decrees to release over each of the ministry offices. As God moves us closer to the promised and prophesied next wave of great outpouring and apostolic move of God in the Earth the alignment of the ascension gifts with the plans and purposes of God is of great necessity.   Ephesians 4:11 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”   The Apostle   The Lord says I will grant unto my servants the tools to build. I call these ones my builders. I will teach them how to build not from a place of domination, control, and intimidation but from humility and servant-hood....
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Your “Peace Guard” Is Ready and Waiting – A word by Kathi Pelton

Kathi Pelton View Bio inscribeministries.com Have something to share? Spirit Fuel always welcomes new authors and content to be submitted for review and consideration. Submit a word via email: [email protected] I have a daily habit during my prayer time to pray one particular verse. That verse is Philippians 4:7 which says, “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” I pray this because the Spirit revealed to me years ago that if I have peace, even while facing negative or challenging circumstances, that there is no inner warfare or turmoil. Therefore, this prayer daily (and some days more than once a day) has proved to anchor my soul in the rest and peace of Jesus. But, something happened the other day as I was praying Philippians 4:7! As I prayed it I...
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Broken Hallelujahs – A Word by Michelle Holderman

Michelle Holderman View Bio theragamuffinsaint.com Hallelujah is a song, a hymn, an exclamation of praise to God. The bigger, the better, right? The more dignified, the better. The stronger, the better. Right? Yet as I read the Bible, I find it to be the total opposite. The weaker, the better. The harder, the better. The costlier, the better. The more broken, the better. The truth is there’s just something about a broken hallelujah; about praise that costs you something. As much as we don’t like talking about brokenness and suffering, we would not be the people we are without it. We would never grow spiritually. And we certainly would not seek God the way we do apart from it. We would rely on our own strength and abilities instead of His. David said, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise”...
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The Challenges Of A Greater Anointing – A Word by Demontae Edmonds

Demontae Edmonds View Bio f4nations.com Many desire a greater anointing but must be aware of the inherent challenges that a greater anointing often brings. I'm not talking about greater charisma or oratorical skill that is often mistaken for the "anointing"...but the true yoke destroying and demonic power demolishing anointing of the Holy Ghost. The greater the anointing the greater the warfare. By default, it will almost attract a higher level of persecution, demonic opposition, and spiritual warfare in your direction. Jesus landed off of the coast of the Gaderenes (in the natural minding his own business) and the demoniac met him before he even started to minister. It was like an alarm bell went off in the spirit realm when he set foot on land. The kingdom of darkness could feel the reverberations of the presence of God he carried on his life without him preaching a sermon. Similar happened...
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You Will Triumph in Change – A Word by Jennifer Eivaz

Jennifer Eivaz  View Bio jennifereivaz.com It was just after 3 a.m., and I was walking up to my front porch having just completed a nightwatch prayer shift at our church. The Lord had been speaking to me that week about “change,” but I didn’t know what He was referring to. And I had been seeking Him for more clarification. As I headed towards my porch, my eyes gazed down to the ground and to a dragonfly lying on the pavement. I thought it might be dead and gave it a little nudge with my foot. Apparently it was only napping and it gave me a loud angry buzz in response. I felt the breath of God in that moment, however. I rushed inside my home to research on my computer the symbolic meaning for “dragonfly.” I was not surprised to see that this beautiful insect was often a sign for “change.”...
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